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Journey accross the USA with Platinum Travel and Insight Vacations

Escorted Journey with Platinum Travel and Insight Vacations

Journey accross the USA with Platinum Travel and Insight Vacations

21 Nights From €5825 (Per Person)

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Escorted Journey with Platinum Travel and Insight Vacations

America the Beautiful (Summer 2015)

United States • 22 days

May 2015 - September 2015

Prices from €5825

Escorted Tour with Platinum Travel and Insight Vacations

All Platinum Travel and Insight Vacations Dates and Prices are subject to Availability at time of booking. We are constantly updating our departure dates and prices. If your preferred dates and prices do not appear above please click on the enquire button below for further details.

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America the Beautiful (Summer 2015)

Highlights

Los Angeles: Step beyond the red carpet! A behind-the-scenes look at the Oscars on a private tour of the Dolby Theatre.


Los Angeles: Visit a historic farmer's for a tour and tasting.


Santa Fe: With a local expert, tour historic Santa Fe on a guided trolley tour.


Fort Worth: Take your partners for a private Country Western dance lesson!


Dallas: Enjoy a guided VIP tour at the home of one of the richest sports franchises in America - the Dallas Cowboys.


Dallas: Can you remember where you were when you heard? Experience a private tour at the site of JFK's assassination.


Little Rock: Learn the Whiskey making process with a private tour and tasting at the Rock Town Distillery.


Little Rock: Visit the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum.


Memphis: Enjoy a Platinum tour of Graceland Mansion and grounds, final resting place of 'The King'!


Atlanta: Learn the history and sample the flavours at the World of Coca Cola.


Atlanta: A guided walking tour of the Global Headquarters of CNN.


Charleston: Step back in time with a visit to the Magnolia Plantation.


North Carolina: Takes a trip to a simpler way of a life at the Tobacco Farm Life Museum; learn about cultivating one of the most important crops in this part of the country.


New York: Enjoy sweeping skyline views, including some of the city's most prominent landmarks from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at the Rockefeller Center.


Calico: Stop in this authentic silver mining ghost town.


Route 66: Stop in Kingman and Seligman.


Sedona: Spend time in this mystical town.


Winslow: Stop to pay homage to the 'Man Standin' on the Corner'!


Cadillac Ranch: See the 10 classic Cadillacs buried nose down in the dirt.


Fort Worth: Visit the Stockyards National Historic District.


Charleston: A historic tour of South Carolina's oldest city.


Richmond: Visit the capital city of Virginia.


Washington: Enjoy a city tour.


New York: Enjoy a city tour.


Los Angeles: Enjoy a delicious dinner in a popular local restaurant.


Las Vegas: Choose from a selection of local restaurants on your Dine-Around evening.


Grand Canyon: Enjoy a Highlight Dinner with your travelling companions.


Amarillo: You're in for a real Texas treat during a Highlight Dinner at famous Route 66 Mainstay.


Little Rock: Enjoy a fabulous Highlight Dinner.


Memphis: Head to famous Beale Street for a delicious Highlight Dinner.


Charleston: Highlight Dinner is served at a local restaurant.


Raleigh: Savour a BBQ Highlight Dinner, an integral part of Carolina culture.


Washington D.C.: Enjoy a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant, in the nation's capital.


New York: Bid Farewell to your newfound friends at a lively Celebration Dinner.


Welcome Reception (WD), 21 Full Breakfasts (FB), 8 Highlight Dinners (HD), 1 Dine-Around (DA), 1 Celebration Dinner (CD).


Los Angeles: The unique and historic 1920s Hilton Checkers is perfectly located and offers an unrivalled level of personal service from their attentive staff.


Memphis: The Westin Memphis Beale Street Hotel connects you to the unmistakable sound, culture and history of the blues, whilst offering you a soothing and relaxing retreat.


Las Vegas: The iconic Caesars Palace really sets the standard for opulent detail, impeccable service and lavish accommodations, that will enhance your stay in this dazzling city.

 

ADDITIONAL FIVE STAR SERVICES

Your expert Insight Tour Director will smooth your way throughout your vacation. Acting as a 'travelling concierge', he or she is also an expert guide, a consummate organiser and your friend in a foreign land


The majority of Insight hotels have free WiFi access in lobby or bedroom areas and WiFi is also generally available on most touring coaches.


We include Personal radio headsets - these give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights without missing any of your local expert's fascinating insights and commentaries


Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing an authentic food or beverage of the region


We'll handle your Baggage everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel


Your Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency


Luxury air-conditioned, 40-guest coach with extended legroom and onboard restroom

America the Beautiful (Summer 2015)

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Los Angeles

Welcome to Los Angeles, the City of Angels! Enjoy some time to explore this vibrant city. At 6.00 pm, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal.

Welcome Dinner


Day 2 The City of Angels and Tinseltown

Immerse yourself in Tinseltown today. See Grauman's Chinese Theater, spot the Hollywood sign and stroll along the Walk of Fame. Enjoy a private tour of the Dolby Theatre, current home of the Oscars. If all the sightseeing has made you hungry, you'll find plenty of choices to sate your appetite during a tour and tasting at the historic LA Farmer's Market with its colourful collection of restaurants and shops. This evening, set out for a popular local restaurant to enjoy a delicious Highlight Dinner.

Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner


Day 3 A Ghost Town and Sin City

Depart the thriving metropolis of Los Angeles for the glittering lights of Las Vegas. En route, stop in Calico Ghost Town. Calico saw its glory days during California's largest silver strike, but turned into a tumbleweed town during the late 1880s when silver lost its value. Maybe you'll find your fortune in Las Vegas, where the afternoon and evening are at leisure.

Full Breakfast


Day 4 Dazzling Las Vegas

Today is yours to enjoy as you please. Relax by the swimming pool, try your luck at the casinos, or explore the famous Strip - look out for pirates sinking a galleon at Treasure Island and the musical water ballet of the Bellagio's fountains. Shoppers will enjoy browsing the Forum Shops at Caesars or the ultra-luxurious Crystals at the City Center featuring the world's most elite designers. For this evening's Dine Around experience, choose from three of Las Vegas' prized restaurants for your dining pleasure.

Full Breakfast, Dine Around


Day 5 Get your Kicks and Grand Canyon Fix

Bid farewell to the neon lights of Vegas and head towards the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon. Travel along Route 66, stopping at the Americana hotspots Kingman and Seligman. Driving along these desert oases is like cruising back in time to see the classic motels, diners and gas stations of a simpler time. As the fading sun starts to turn up the technicolor, arrive at the majestic Grand Canyon for a Highlight Dinner designed to match the awe-inspiring landscape.

Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner


Day 6 Mystical Sedona and Flagstaff

Leave the Grand Canyon behind and wind down stunning Oak Creek Canyon, one of Arizona's finest drives. Admire the red rock formations used as backdrops for many Western movies as you arrive in mystical Sedona. Here, there is free time to explore the town at your leisure, or perhaps join an optional jeep excursion through the superb landscape. Continue on to Flagstaff for the evening

Full Breakfast


Day 7 Santa Fe - the City Different

Enjoy a photo stop in Winslow Arizona this morning to meet the 'Man Standin' on the Corner'! In homage to the Eagles song “Take It Easy”, the town has erected a giant mural and life-size bronze statue of, you guessed it, a man standing on a corner! Continue to Santa Fe where you will enjoy a guided trolley tour of the historic city discovering the local art colony, Pueblo traditions, architecture, the Palace of the Governors and the Loretto Chapel. The evening is at leisure.

Full Breakfast


Day 8 Is This the Way to Amarillo

There is free time this morning to continue your exploration of Santa Fe on your own. Then, travel along Route 66 towards Amarillo; get those cameras out because you are in for a surprise. Yes, those are 10 classic Cadillacs buried nose down in the dirt at the famed Cadillac Ranch pop art installation! Tonight, you're in for a real Texas treat during a Highlight Dinner at a famous Route 66 Mainstay.

Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner


Day 9 Deep in the Heart of Texas

Today, get out your dancin' shoes for a true Western experience – a private Country Western dance lesson! In Fort Worth, a professional dance instructor teaches you 3 basic dances at the world's largest Country Western bar! Later, visit the Stockyards National Historic District, established to preserve Fort Worth's livestock history, where they are working to promote the history of one of the greatest livestock and meatpacking industries in the world.

Full Breakfast


Day 10 Dallas, JFK and the Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys are one of the country's richest sports franchises and football fans are in for a real treat this morning during a guided VIP tour of Cowboy Stadium. In a fascinating look behind the scenes, you are privy to places normally off limits during game days - the field, the media press box, the Cowboys and even the Cheerleaders locker rooms are all included. After free time for lunch, one of the pivotal moments in US history is brought to life during a visit to the JFK Sixth Floor Museum, the site of the President's assassination.

Full Breakfast


Day 11 A Taste of Bourbon in Little Rock

Bid farewell to Texas and travel to Little Rock for a private tour of Rock Town Distillery – sample Arkansas whiskey and learn about the production process, all the way from grain to glass. This evening, enjoy a Highlight Dinner with your travelling companions.

Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner


Day 12 Memphis, Birthplace of the Blues

After breakfast this morning, visit the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum dedicated in 2004 to Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States. The museum features replicas of the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room and showcases a timeline and alcoves which highlight life at the White House. Then it's on to Memphis, legendary home of the Blues, barbecue and The King, Elvis Presley.

Full Breakfast


Day 13 Graceland and Everything Elvis

Today is dedicated to Graceland, home and final resting place of Elvis Presley. Enjoy the Platinum tour which includes an audio-guided tour of Graceland Mansion and grounds, a self-guided tour of Elvis' two custom airplanes, the Automobile Museum and much more! This evening, soak up the atmosphere on famous Beale Street as you join your friends for drinks and a delicious Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant.

Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner


Day 14 Atlanta, Cultural Capital of the New South

Travel from one amazing Southern city to another on your way to Atlanta today! Upon arrival, set out in search of the secret formula with a visit to the World of Coca Cola! Learn the history of one of the planet's best loved beverages and take your taste buds on a trip around the world with more than 100 different varieties of Coke products to sample. The evening is at leisure to relax or explore.

Full Breakfast


Day 15 Charming Charleston

Start the day with a journey into the heart of CNN Worldwide for an up-close look at global news in the making. An exclusive guided walking tour takes you behind-the-scenes with exclusive access to the working studios. Continue to Charleston where this evening's Highlight Dinner is an event in itself, prepared with perfection and served with Southern hospitality.

Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner


Day 16 Charleston - Embodiment of the Old South

Discover Charleston, South Carolina's oldest city, during an historic tour featuring Rainbow Row, Antebellum Mansions, hidden gardens and courtyards, churches and elaborate graveyards. Visit Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and one of the oldest plantations in the south dating back to 1676.

Full Breakfast


Day 17 Tobacco Farms and the City of Oaks

Head to the other Carolina today, North Carolina that is! First stop at the Tobacco Farm Life Museum, which takes you back in time to a simpler way of a life. In a genuine turn-of-the-century homestead, see how rural families lived, worked and cultivated one of the country's most important crops. Arrive in Raleigh, the 'City of Oaks' for tonight's Signature Dining Experience featuring North Carolina barbecue. Known locally as Pig Pickin' - it's not just a food, but an integral part of Carolina culture.

Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner


Day 18 Raleigh to Washington D.C.

This morning, visit Richmond, the capital city of Virginia. Continue on to the nation's capital city, Washington D.C. and enjoy a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant.

Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner


Day 19 A Monumental Time in Washington D.C.

Join a city tour of Washington, D.C. with a local expert and discover all of the amazing memorials and monuments in the nation's capital city including the White House, Washington Monument and National Mall. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Full Breakfast


Day 20 On to the Big Apple

Travel from the capital city to the city that never sleeps, vibrant New York!

Full Breakfast


Day 21 A Manhattan Masterpiece

Start the morning with a city tour revealing all of the amazing sites that make the city so famous. See the towering Empire State Building, the iconic Chrysler Building and expansive Central Park. Ascend to the “Top of the Rock,” the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Building, for a sprawling view of the booming island of Manhattan. Tonight, join your Tour Director for a Celebration Dinner at a local restaurant.

Full Breakfast, Celebration Dinner


Day 22 Depart New York

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay in New York City.

Full Breakfast

***Accommodation***
Insight Vacations have top class hand picked hotels in the best locations, in all their destinations.
The majority of Insight hotels have free WiFi access in lobby or bedroom areas

Please enquire now for full listing of accommodation included on this itinerary.

The accommodation on this tour, as with all Insight Vacations tours is of a very high standard, ranging from four star to de-luxe hotels in great locations. Accommodation where appropriate is within the National parks. You won't be disappointed !

If you would like to know more about what accommodation is included in this trip call now on 01 853 5000, email [email protected], send us a quick message or complete the enquiry form - we will be delighted to help you, its all part of the Platinum Service!

Platinum Travel and Insight Vacations

Platinum Travel are delighted to be working with Insight Vacations one of the world’s finest escorted touring company’s, who offer a vast range of tours throughout the USA.

There is no more inspirational way to explore and discover the jewels of North America. Insight can take you to the paradise of the Hawaiian Islands, through vibrant landscape of New England’s spectacular foliage, through the majesty of the National Parks, and to vibrant cities like New Orleans and New York.

Whichever legendary route you choose, simply relax and enjoy outstanding quality and unmatched comfort and service, knowing that Insight will take care of everything from start to end.

Included Value

With our escorted tours, you can be assured there is so much included in the price

  • private tours and exclusive sightseeing
  • special excursions,
  • authentic and engaging experiences, such as a Creole and Cajun cooking class in New Orleans, and Legendary Routes like Route 66.

These high value included excursions and experiences often worth hundreds of euro on each tour, will ensure you experience the real magic of each destination.

There is free time at every stop to ensure you have the freedom to see the sights your way, in your own time.

As a full service travel agent we have access to negotiated wholesale rates with airlines worldwide and these rates are not generally on the internet.

We have expert knowledge of all airlines on all routes so we will constantly compare airlines with each other to get the best offer.

We are familiar with the myriad of confusing check-in, baggage, seat and priority boarding charges and we know how to exploit these to your advantage.

Many of our airline fares are refundable whereas internet fares are generally non-refundable.


There are currently direct flights from Ireland to the USA with Aer Lingus, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, American Airlines and US Airways. There are also many connections via the UK with British Airways, Virgin and other airlines.

Platinum Travel are a fully licensed and bonded travel agent so you have a lot more protection with us than with the internet (airlines are not bonded).

For more information Please call now on 01 853 5000, email [email protected]or click button below and complete the enquiry form - we will be delighted to help you, its all part of the Platinum Service!



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